Brussels' Palais de Justice burgled overnight

Brussels' Palais de Justice burgled overnight
Credit: Ugo Realfonzo / The Brussels Times

The Palais de Justice in Poelaert was broken into by a burglar on Wednesday morning. The Federal Police noted on camera images that the man was walking through the halls of the courthouse around 05:00, after which it went to the scene to locate and arrest the person.

The man would have entered the building through a window that he would have broken, according to a press release by the public prosecutor's office. He will be heard during the day.

The two authorities do not wish to make any further comments for the time being. At the moment, it remains unclear what the perpetrator's intent was and whether anything was stolen.

Due to the burglary, the courthouse did not open its doors to the public until 09:00, which resulted in a long queue being formed at the entrance and caused the day's proceedings to start late.

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